Decadent Vegan Chocolate Cake

Cake-thumbMelt the heart of your favourite vegan while you bamboozle everyone else. Nobody at your celebration will miss the eggs or dairy in this sinfully sensational mocha delight.

This recipe is brought to you by our culinary arts program, Cooking for Life, which prepares homeless youth for a career in hospitality.





Cake ingredients

Flour, all purpose 1 1/2 cups
Cocoa powder 1/2 cup
Baking soda 1 1/2 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Sugar, White, fine 1/2 cups
Vegetable oil 3/4 cups
Coffee, brewed 1 1/2 cups
Vanilla extract 3 tsp
Cider vinegar 3 tbsp

Chocolate Glaze ingredients

Chocolate, semi-sweet 1 3/4 cups
Coffee, brewed, hot 1 1/2 cups
Vanilla extract 1 1/2 tsp


1 pans cut into 36 pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F (175˚C).
  2. Sift together the flour, cocoa, soda, salt and sugar in a bowl
  3. In a separate bowl combine the oil, coffee and vanilla.
  4. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and work until a batter is formed. Do not over mix.
  5. Add the vinegar and stir quickly to form a swirl effect.
  6. Pour the batter into a 9-inch pan and bake for 25 minutes or unit set. Allow to cool.
  7. To make glaze, melt chocolate in water bath. Place a wide skillet with about one inch of water on a burner. Place your chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl (stainless steel or tempered glass), and set the bowl directly in the water.
  8. Bring the water to a simmer, then turn off the flame and let the chocolate sit until it is melted. Stir in coffee and vanilla into melted chocolate and work until smooth.
  9. Spoon the glaze over the cooked cake.
  10. Refrigerate the glazed cake for 30 minutes prior to portioning.


Stainless steel or tempered glass bowls, measuring spoons, measuring cups, 9-inch pan, skillet, wooden spoon, electric mixer, spatula, whisk

2 thoughts on “Decadent Vegan Chocolate Cake

  1. Take a look at step 7 of the decadent vegan chocolate cake recipe. The ingredients and instruction do not seem to fit with this recipe.

    • Covenant House Toronto

      You are quite right. We have removed the original step 7 that seemed to be from another recipe. Thank you so much for bringing that to our attention.

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